Signature and Emerging Areas

Robin Avery named 2016 Outstanding Professional Employee

Robin Avery, University Forest operations manager for the past 19 years, will receive the 2016 Outstanding Professional Employee Award. The annual award, presented by UMaine’s Professional Employees Advisory Council, recognizes dedication to serving others, the highest level of professional services and standards within disciplines or areas of responsibility, a commitment to creating a better campus […]

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Media report on application increase, waitlist at UMaine

A number of media outlets reported the number of first-year student applications to the University of Maine is up 17 percent over last year and the university has instituted a waitlist for the first time in recent history. About 14,000 qualified students applied for admission and the projected incoming class will be about 2,150. Maine […]

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WABI explores ‘Expanding Horizons’ conference for girls

WABI (Channel 5) broadcast a story about 270 middle school girls from around the state participating in a University of Maine event that provides an encouraging environment and hands-on approaches to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The 29th Expanding Your Horizons conference featured workshops for students and teachers from 16 participating schools.

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High student demand prompts implementation of UMaine waitlist for fall admission

The University of Maine’s commitment to affordability, strategic investments in signature strengths and aggressive marketing have paid off. With a record number of qualified applications for fall 2016, UMaine will begin notifying most students who have applied and not yet been accepted that they have the option to be wait-listed for admission consideration. “The interest in […]

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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center to celebrate first five years March 24

The ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at the University of Maine will mark its fifth anniversary with a celebration March 24. The 1 p.m. event will be held in the McIntyre Room of the Buchanan Alumni House to thank everyone who has supported or participated in ADVANCE initiatives during the last five years. The ADVANCE program […]

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Mayewski a most-influential climate change author

Paul Mayewski has been rated one of the most-cited and influential climate change authors. His article “Holocene climate variability” was ranked No. 58 of the all-time top 100 papers on climate change by Carbon Brief, a website in the United Kingdom that covers developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. As of August […]

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UMaine, Bangor Public Library to host three Pulitzer Prize winners

To celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prizes, the University of Maine’s Department of Communication and Journalism along with the Bangor Public Library will host three winners of journalism’s top award. Amy Ellis Nutt of The Washington Post, Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe, and Jim Sheeler of Case Western Reserve University will visit UMaine […]

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Lecture to focus on environmental history, landscape of Canada

The University of Maine History Department and Canadian-American Center will co-host a reception and public lecture about Canada’s environmental history, landscape and historic parks on March 21. “Because It’s 2016: Rethinking the Frontier Myth and ‘Canada’s National Interest’” will be held in Wells Conference Center, Room 3. A light reception will be held at 3 […]

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